Landis to skip Giro

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  1. sploush

    sploush New Member

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    I thinks it's a good move. I think Landis will be a serious contender in this year's tour.
     
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  2. bobke

    bobke New Member

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    Very smart on his part.
    Good move!
     
  3. Catabolic_Jones

    Catabolic_Jones New Member

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    I have to agree. He is already peaking, obviously. His timing could be perfect for another peak in July, but not with the demands of this year's Giro. It's just a brutal corsa, and I think we might find that it blunts, rather than sharpens the form of some of this year's Tour contenders.
     
  4. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Landis has had a very good start to the season and looks to be going well.
    Phonak didn't a specific reason as to why he wasn't doing the Giro (at least none that I read of).

    I see he's looking at doing the Tour of Catalunya : and smaller stage races instead.
    Interesting move.
     
  5. bobke

    bobke New Member

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    I think you are right.
    Are they hiding a crash problem, he did go down twice in Crit Int.
    Did they wake up and realize it was way too much racing, I mean compare with any recent success, not LA who did virtually noghting besides TdF, but other podium winners in TdF Landis would be way over extended.. I think he needs more racing and I am sure thats what his coaches saw after reviewing last years data, that he didnt burh out in the Tour but wasnt hot enough .
    We'll see.
     
  6. moviekindoflife

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    i was excited to see him ride the giro but oh well, as long as jan doesn't pull out too.
     
  7. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    :mad: He should race the Giro and the Tour. Or the Tour and the Vuelta.

    Why put all your eggs in one GT basket? He is not LA, with a team built around the 20-odd days of the Tour.

    IMHO, of course. :)
     
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